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Central Bank Museum

Esq. Lampa y Ucayali Lima, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4276250
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Private Half-Day Lima Art and Numismatic Tour
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
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17 Jul 2016
“Very Impressive and Informative Displays”
19 Feb 2016
“Fantastic collection of Incan treasures”
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Esq. Lampa y Ucayali Lima, Lima, Peru
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+51 1 4276250
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I visited this museum as part of a tour. I was very impressed with all the displays. The displays were well-organized and they were very informative on the history of Peru. Photography is allowed inside. Backpacks weren’t allowed inside and had to be checked-in at...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This is actually the Federal Reserve Bank Museum. It is free, but IDs are required. The main floor has a collection of coins. There is also a paintings collection. But the best part is the lower floor, which has preColombian pottery and gold. The gold...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This was the former central Bank and now is a museum. We needed to show our passports and the entrance was free. On the ground floor you had many ancient coins from Peru. In the basement there where many items like pottery and in the...More

Thank sigzag
Reviewed 10 October 2015

No backpacks allowed you must check if you have one, purses ok. Vault room downstairs and a couple other small ones.

Thank Sonbari
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great little museum right in the heart of Lima. Very good information on the cultures and histories of the Lima area.

Thank BlackJack2001
Reviewed 25 October 2014

The norm around Lima museums is that quality/selectivity and admission fees are highly correlated. Think of the fabulous Enrico Poll collection in San Isidro or the Gold Museum in Monterrico or Museo Larco in Pueblo Libre on the high end. Or on the low end,...More

2  Thank Gabriel N
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Strangely, this little gem is overlooked. Yet it houses the second best collection of pre-Columbian gold in Lima. The building is the former home of the Peruvian reserve bank (which is located a few blocks away in a heavily guarded modern building). The first floor...More

1  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 7 February 2014

So glad we stopped in this museum near Torre Tagle. The first floor decor is historic bank. Down below the vaults with some valuables of old Peru, most from the collection of Hugo Cohen. So glad he is sharing this with the world. On the...More

1  Thank Claire C
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Visited this museum as part of my tour of Lima via Limavision. This museum is worth a look for its collections of archeology, gold, and folk art. Also contains Peruvian coins of the past if that is an interest.

2  Thank matrix1000
Reviewed 8 March 2007

We stumbled onto a private museum that is not on any map or reference to Lima. Central Reserve Bank of Peru runs the museum and it is free entrance and free guided tours. The Numismatic Museum of Peru is located at Lampa & Ucyala. Three...More

5  Thank AgingTraveler
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